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Analysis - Obama's caution on Ukraine may loom over midterm election | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With Russia’s incursion into Ukraine reviving Cold War-style tensions, President Barack Obama is at risk of suffering a blow to his credibility at a time when he can least afford it: as he tries to convince voters to stick with his fellow Democrats in congressional elections …

As China looks on, Putin poses risky dilemma for the West | Reuters

(Reuters) - One senior Obama administration official called Vladimir Putin’s actions in the Ukraine “outrageous.” A second described them as an “outlaw act.” A third said his brazen use of military force harked back to a past century.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C), Defence Minister Sergei …

Video shows beheading of man in Syria by al Qaeda rebels | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebels in Syria with ties to al Qaeda have decapitated a man believed to have been a pro-government Shi’ite fighter, an amateur video of the public beheading posted to the Internet on Saturday showed.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group which posted the …

19 Totally Forgotten Celebrity Couples Of The '00s

Sure, everyone remembers Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, and Bennifer, but what about Wilmer Valderrama and Mandy Moore?<p>The two reportedly dated in 2000, although neither have ever confirmed the relationship.

Learn Your A, B(ey), and C's in Style: Beyonce Now Has Her Own Alphabet

Thanks to Vivian Loh, a 20-year-old artist and Maryland Institute College of Art illustration major, Beyonce now has a full alphabet created in her …

Batman vs. Superman Movie Casts Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

Having earned an Oscar nomination for playing one ruthless, controlling billionaire, Jesse Eisenberg is ready to play another, even more famous one: Lex Luthor. Warner Bros. has announced that the <i>Social Network</i> star will play the famous Superman antagonist in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, …

White House to Address Petition to Deport Justin Bieber

Pop star's plane also detained by customs officials while re-entering U.S.<p>Justin Bieber's recent behavioral missteps are beginning to demand some …

Beyonce's Drunk In Love: should we have a problem with it?

Lyrics referring to domestic violence and abusive men have passed largely unchallenged in discussions of Beyoncé's hit song. And that is disturbing<p>Is it time we took another look at Beyoncé's Drunk in Love? During the superstar's Grammys performance with her husband, Jay Z, she mouthed along to his …

Stem Cell 'Breakthrough' Could Lead To New Era Of Personalised Medicine

A "revolutionary" new approach to creating stem cells in the laboratory could open up a new era of personalised medicine, it is claimed.<p>Scientists …

Romania under extreme weather alert with no let up in blizzards

The extreme weather conditions battering the south east of Romania have not eased.<p>In Bucharest transport links were paralysed. Authorities said 160 trains were cancelled. Schools have remained shut and over 5,000 power failures have been reported.<p>The port of Contanta has been closed due to the …

Russian TV channel sees censorship after being taken off air | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian television station that made its name covering massive street protests against President Vladimir Putin has been taken off the air by three television providers in a move the channel’s chief said was censorship.<p>Dozhd (TV Rain), an independent-minded television station …

Exclusive: U.S. readies financial sanctions against Ukraine - congressional aides | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is preparing financial sanctions that could be imposed on Ukrainian officials and protest leaders if violence escalates in the political crisis gripping Ukraine, congressional aides said on Wednesday.<p>An anti-government protester waves a Ukranian flag …

Alarm grows in eastern Europe over Ukraine crisis

At an emergency summit of four of Ukraine’s neighbouring countries, known as the Visegrad Four, they were preparing for the worst.<p>Prime ministers of the four members: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia met in Budapest. They believe the crisis could escalate right on their …

Russia to await new Ukraine government before fully implementing rescue - Putin | Reuters

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin raised the pressure on Ukraine on Wednesday, saying Russia would wait until it forms a new government before fully implementing a $15 billion bailout deal that Kiev urgently needs.<p>Putin repeated a promise to honour the lifeline agreement with Ukraine …

As trial ends, lawyers seek innocent verdict for Amanda Knox | Reuters

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. student Amanda Knox urged a Florence court to find her and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito innocent of the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher as judges retired to decide a verdict on Thursday.<p>Members of the media stand outside the …

Chelsea's Eden Hazard wants to match Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Eden Hazard wants to match Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and feels he has matured under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.<p>Eden Hazard: Chelsea playmaker …

Mata watch

The arrival of record signing Juan Mata has brought a little of the feel-good factor back to Manchester United and a 2-0 win over Cardiff City at Old …